DDoS Protection Solutions Review Face-off: Imperva Incapsula vs. CloudFlare

What do enterprise tech users emphasize in DDoS Protection solution reviews?

The top 5 DDoS Protection solutions in the IT Central community are:

  1. Imperva Incapsula
  2. CloudFlare
  3. SiteLock
  4. Kentik
  5. Cloudbric

Within our DDoS Protection reviews, Imperva Incapsula and CloudFlare rank at 8.8 and 8.4, respectively. Here is what users in the IT Central Station community have to say about Imperva Incapsula and CloudFlare:

Imperva Incapsula

Who Uses Imperva Incapsula?

Imperva Incapsula users at IT Central Station are commonly from the financial or companies in the non-tech industry, and from real estate, law, or marketing services firms. 44% of our users using Imperva Incapsula work in small businesses, 42% in the large enterprise, and 14% in the midsize enterprise.

Imperva Incapsula is ranked the #1 DDoS Protection Software in IT Central Station, by real users themselves. Read quotes from their reviews below:

‘How Has Imperva Incapsula Improved your Organization?’

“We can now quickly respond to issues, as opposed to trying to find the technical problem on our end. We can now quickly address the problems of our clients in an effective manner.”

Juan Ramirez, Client Relations Coordinator at a marketing services firm.

“Imperva Incapsula has reduced spammers during competitions as well as bot reduction.”

RyanDe Melo, AVP Product Development and Architecture at a media company.

“Automatic failover between primary and secondary sites enables high availability and accelerates disaster recovery. As soon as it detects that the primary site has gone down, it automatically kick-starts our standby data center.”

Sudesh Kumar Bhadouria, Tech Arch Consulting Senior Analyst Digital Interactive at a tech services company.

“Well, just by using the security rules to block all secured areas by IP minimized the chance of sensitive data leaking outside.”

Assaf Fridman, System Administrator at a tech services company.

‘Where is there Room for Improvement in Imperva Incapsula?’

“HTML minification could be improved. The actual HTML minification does not provide the maximum HTML minification.”

Mattea Da Pozzo, Network Security Consultant at a tech consulting company

“Maybe another pricing tier for home uses with a few more features above the free version.  

An appliance for large enterprise customers.”

Ian Huntington-Goodall, Director at a tech company.

CloudFlare

Who Uses CloudFlare?

Cloud Flare users at IT Central Station are commonly from marketing services firms, engineering companies, energy/utilities companies, and universities. 71% of our users using CloudFlare work in small businesses, 19% in the large enterprise, and 10% in the midsize enterprise.

CloudFlare is ranked the #2 DDoS Protection Software in IT Central Station, by real users themselves. Read quotes from their reviews below:

‘How Has CloudFlare Improved your Organization?’

“It offers single-point DNS management for all of the company’s domains that might be registered with different registrars.

Refreshing the site cache is very fast and easy, and the developer’s mode is also a great feature.”

Adrian Volcoff, Online Marketing & Development Manager at an engineering company

“it helps me manage DNS records for more than 100 domains with ease. It helps in web page optimization & helps keep the website secure. If it was not for CloudFlare, I would have to hire a dedicated resource to manage all this for me. However, not even couple of hours a week on CloudFlare helps me offer fast & secure websites to my clients mostly for free or at a very minimal cost.”

Mayank Gupta, WordPress Developer & Consultant at a tech services company

‘Where is there Room for Improvement in CloudFlare?’

“What I still fail to understand is that why aren’t they offering domains themselves. I’d love to buy the domain name directly from them rather than buying it from other registrars and then connecting them through CloudFlare.”

Mayank Gupta, WordPress Developer & Consultant at a tech services company

“With CDN loads, sometimes we get an error that the host server is unavailable when the connection between CloudFlare and the server timed out. But now, we get the always online page, so the customer hardly notices a problem.”

Adrian Volcoff, Online Marketing & Development Manager at an engineering company

Interested in learning more about what real users at IT Central Station think of DDoS Protection softwares?

Read our full collection of user reviews for DDoS Protection Solutions.

Review Roundup: Incapsula

Today’s Review Roundup is all about security and performance. In this post we’ll highlight several of the real user reviews of Incapsula posted on IT Central Station. Each of the reviewers chose to implement Incapsula for it’s DDoS protection, web application security and CDN. Here are some of their key points:incapsula

  • Chip Correra who is CTO at a tech company says “…we decided to choose Incapsula as our DDoS protection service. The main reasons being: PCI Certified Service…It’s an “Always ON” service…does not add latency…Straightforward implementation…Support was timely and competent…”
  • David Vander Elst who is a Developer at a retailer says “Since activating Incapsula on our sites, we have solved our DDoS problem and couldn’t be more pleased with our overall website performance and security. Equally important, Incapsula’s technical support and commercial teams have been very responsive throughout the initial rollout phase.” Read his complete review here.
  • Maxim Blagov who is CEO at a tech company says “Incapsula’s ability to allow human and legitimate bot traffic to access the website with no interruption, while filtering network and application level DDoS traffic, allowed us to put our DDoS problems behind and focus on what we do best…” Read his complete review here.

If you haven’t already, go to IT Central Station to read the full reviews of Incapsula, and other security and performance solutions. You can also browse other reviews and write a review of your own.